Apricot Seeds, Manchurian Apricot
(Prunus armeniaca var. Mandshurica) Deciduous. Zones 3-7. Now here's a fruit tree for Canada! Manchurian Apricot is incredibly cold hardy! Hailing from Northeastern Asia, this quick growing, medium sized tree can produce fruit in as little as three years!
Manchurian Apricots are dark yellow, with a pinkish blush and about the size of a golf ball. These juicy apricots are free-stone, making them excellent for drying, canning and making other preserves. Of course, eating them fresh off your tree is pretty spectacular too!
Well drained, loamy soil is best for Manchurian Apricot trees. They are slightly drought tolerant but cannot handle any longterm saturation of the soil.
Although these trees are very cold hardy, their flowers are susceptible to frost damage! There are a couple of ways to protect your trees and ensure a plentiful crop.
You can plant your trees in a sheltered, South-facing micro-climate on your property, where a late frost would be less likely to hit.
Alternatively, plant Manchurian Apricot on a North facing slope. This may seem counter intuitive, but the colder Northen positioning will slow the development of flowers, forcing blooming into the later half of Spring. The slow blossoms will avoid the risk of late frosts.
**60-80% germination** Manchurian Apricot seed requires 30-60 days of warm, moist stratification, followed by 90-120 days of cold moist stratification.
Learn about starting trees from seed with Our Guide To Fall Planting
You will be 100% satisfied with the quality of our Manchurian Apricot seeds, especially if grown in an organic garden.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Nova Scotia, Canada.